In conjunction with February Heart Month, the BRMC wellness seminar will begin at 5 p.m. in Bluefield College’s Shott Hall and will focus on preventing heart disease. Titled “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease,” the program will feature lectures and discussions on the signs, symptoms and prevention of heart disease.
Speakers for the program will include Dr. Sunil Dhar, an interventional cardiologist with Bluefield Cardiology; Pam Linkous, a longtime nurse and current assistant professor of nursing at Bluefield College; and Sherelle Morgan, director of admissions for BC’s online degree program, which includes a nursing (RN-to-BSN) degree.
The “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease” seminar will also feature health screenings, door prizes and refreshments. In addition, local artist Donna Marshall will teach participants how to paint a heart-themed picture on canvas. And, local health vendors will be on hand to provide important information about wellness. Vendors and activities begin at 5 p.m. with speakers beginning at 6 p.m.
All activities are open and free to women in the community. To register for the seminar, visit www.bluefieldregional.net (click on the “Healthy Woman” link) or call Sherri Cox at 304-327-1651.
Women who register in advance will receive a raffle ticket for a chance at winning a Heart Month prize. Participants of the “Up, Up and Away with Heart Disease” seminar will also receive a raffle ticket. Women who bring a participant with them will receive a third raffle ticket, and those who wear red to the program will receive a fourth raffle ticket.